2009 Resource Packet

The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response, 1983-2008


Resources for Parishes

The Diocesan Public Policy Committee, in cooperation with Pax Christi, Rochester honored the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Catholic Bishop's document, The Challenge of Peace, God's Promise and Our Response, by compiling resources to help parishes share Catholic social teaching on peace. Below are links to the documents included in the resource packet.


Letter from Bishop Clark

Table of Contents

Diocesan Justice and Peace Staff


What does the Church teach about peace?



Pax Christi Resources


Parish Activities/Resources



Ministering to soldiers and their families


  • “Welcome Home” (Vet Center) p. 17
  • “Tips for veterans returning home” (Vet Center) p.18
  • “Tips for veterans managing stress” (Vet Center) p. 19
  • “Tips for families managing stress” (Vet Center) p.20 


Advocacy: National Religious Campaign Against Torture